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Table 1 Overview of expression of E-cadherin in the different cell layers of a first-generation tooth on the basis of mRNA and protein distribution

From: Zebrafish teeth as a model for repetitive epithelial morphogenesis: dynamics of E-cadherin expression

  epithelium mesenchyme
  ide ode odontoblasts dental papilla
initiation ++ ++ - -
morphogenesis ++ ++ - -
early cytodifferentiation ++ ++ - -
late cytodifferentiation ++ ++ - -
attachment ++ ++ - -
  1. The epithelial part of the tooth remains positive for E-cadherin throughout all stages of tooth development. Odontoblasts and dental papilla show no E-cadherin expression at any developmental stage.